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3.2 Floppy drive has activity for no rea

By jack.epley ·
We are using our home PC loaded with Win 98 and the floppy drive starts a accessing. There is no disk in the drive and I have not asked to open the drive or save info. After a few minutes it goes away. Then later it happens some more. I have F-Disk the hard drive and done a total reload. I have traded out cables. I have traded out floppy drives. I am at a loss. Please help!
The system is this. Win98/AMDK6II 450 MHZ/128MB SDRAM/13gig wester digital hard drive/52xCDROM/ZIP/CD R/W/R 4x 4x 24x /floppy 3.2/TNT 2 AGP 32MB video card/Space walker mother board.

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by SyscoKid In reply to 3.2 Floppy drive has acti ...

Here's a shot in the dark: Power is shorting. Try a different powr cable and see if it helps.

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by jack.epley In reply to 3.2 Floppy drive has acti ...

I have tried it, no luck.

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by castillo49_2000 In reply to 3.2 Floppy drive has acti ...

Try this:
Find and rename the file DRVWQ117.vxd
or see this site for more help
http://seer.support.veritas.com/tnotes/dtawin95/187041.htm
I hope this will solved your problem.
bing

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by jack.epley In reply to 3.2 Floppy drive has acti ...

No luck, thanks anyways!

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by doc7213 In reply to 3.2 Floppy drive has acti ...

Try switching the power cable to the floppy inside of the system. You might be having some problems with the power supply.

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by jack.epley In reply to 3.2 Floppy drive has acti ...

Tried this, no dice. Thanks anyways!

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by mphoffar In reply to 3.2 Floppy drive has acti ...

This actually sounds like findfast trying to index the floppy drive. Try removeing that from the start menu or run and run services in the registry.

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by jack.epley In reply to 3.2 Floppy drive has acti ...

You are the winner! Thanks so much for your help on this!

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by steveh In reply to 3.2 Floppy drive has acti ...

This happened at my college. An entire shipment of computers had bad floppy drives. They just had all the floppy drives replaced. This was the only fix for them. The only other way to stop it is to leave some disk in the drive at all times afterboot up. I wish I had a better answer, but you just got one of the faulty floppy drives. Sorry.

Hope this helps. Good luck!

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by jack.epley In reply to 3.2 Floppy drive has acti ...

Thanks anyways !

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